Abstinent vs Sedate - What's the difference?

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Abstinent is a related term of sedate.


As a noun abstinent

is (usually|capitalized|religion|historical) one of a sect who appeared in france and spain in the 3rd century, and believed in abstinence towards meat and sex.

As an adjective sedate is

in a composed and temperate state.

As a verb sedate is

to tranquilize by giving a sedative; to calm; to soothe; to induce sleep.

abstinent

English

Etymology 1

* First attested in the late 14th century. From (etyl), from (etyl) abstinent, from (etyl) . * See abstain

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite; abstemious; continent; temperate.
  • (Beaumont and Fletcher)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) abstinent (adjective form).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who abstains; a faster.
  • (usually, capitalized, religion, historical) One of a sect who appeared in France and Spain in the 3rd century, and believed in abstinence towards meat and sex.
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    sedate

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • in a composed and temperate state.
  • Verb

    (sedat)
  • to tranquilize by giving a sedative; to calm; to soothe; to induce sleep.
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